Merger Modelling Course
The pricing of public M&A transactions is critically affected by expectations of earnings accretion. Indeed this question of how accretive a deal is for a purchaser is an important part of the fair value judgements by advisers to vendors. During the course, delegates will construct a flexible model capable of calculating the pro-forma credit ratios, combined profit metrics and earnings accretion for a takeover or merger. As well we will build sufficient functionality into the model to identify the optimal capital structure to be used to finance the acquisition.
Prior attendance on a Practical Financial Modelling course is required.
At the end of the course, delegates will:
- Understand current merger accounting rules and particularly the significance of modern fair value accounting on the income statement and how it potentially will distort comparable company analysis
- Be able to implement a six step approach to building a pro-forma consolidation model
- Understand the significance of the P/E of cash and how to use it to quickly assess merger feasibility
- Be able to model the impact of revenue and cost synergies and also the cost and tax impact of debt financing
- Be able to explain some of the key practical issues regarding the use of equity financing in listed company transactions
Who should attend?
- Finance and accounting
- Corporate finance trainees
- Trainee equity analysts
- Investment professionals
- Trainee credit analysts
- Building a quick model – bidder PE vs. offer PE vs. PE of cash
- Pro forma capital structure – what drives the mix of cash and equity funding?
- A modular approach to a full model: - Sources and uses
- Optimal capital structure
- Fair value accounting considerations
- Reverse takeovers
- Goodwill calculation – the rules, existing stakes and non-controlling interests
- Synergies and additional costs and tax impacts
- Funding the acquisition interest costs and the tax benefits
- EPS accretion and synergies required for nil dilution